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southern biscuits and gravy

  • Author: Kate Heap


  • for the gravy:
  • 1 pound sausage
  • 78 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2.53 cups milk
  • salt and pepper
  • for the biscuits:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable shortening, cold
  • 1 cup milk


  1. gravy – in a large skillet, cook sausage until browned. do not drain. stir in flour and heat through. add milk until desired consistency is reached. add salt and pepper and let simmer 5-10 minutes, until thickened.
  2. biscuits – in a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. cube vegetable shortening and add to the flour mixture. cut in the shortening using a pastry cutter or two butter knives. add milk and stir just until mixed. if dough is too dry, add a little more milk. roll dough on a floured surface to a 1/2″ thickness. using the top of a round glass or a biscuit cutter, cut and place biscuits on a lightly greased baking sheet (i just use a little extra shortening to grease the baking sheet). bake at 450 degrees F for 10 minutes or until golden brown. enjoy them piping hot! makes 12 biscuits.
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